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Bath City Preview: Clarets travel to Somerset in tough Cup fixture

1 year ago By Matt Lee

Chelmsford City return to Emirates FA Cup action as they travel to fellow National League South side Bath City tomorrow afternoon.

“Both ourselves and Bath City want to stay in the Cup for the right reasons and I’d love to get this Club into the First Round Proper.” Rod Stringer

The Clarets have already traveled to Somerset once this season but return to Twerton Park in the Emirates FA Cup after beating the Romans 2-1 in the Vanarama National League in August.

Goals from Lee Barnard and Kudos Oyenuga completed a comeback from one-nil down to return to Essex with all three points.

However the Clarets now return to Twerton Park in the Emirates FA Cup after progressing past Weymouth Town last month with a 2-1 win.

Stringer’s side were forced to settle for a 2-1 win against a stubborn Weymouth Town side after reached the Third Qualifying Round with a convincing 7-0 win over Ramsgate in the earlier round.

Meanwhile Bath City, who recently appointed former player Jerry Gill as Manager, beat Knaphill 6-0 before defeating Hemel Hempstead 3-0 in the previous round.

Team news

The hosts improved their squad with the signing of Tom Smith on a one-month loan from Swindon Town with the midfielder eligible for tomorrow’s game. However there may be tired legs for the Romans who played a Somerset County Cup fixture during the week.

Chelmsford City boosted their squad during the today with the signings of Chris Assombalonga and Aristide Bassele, however the former is cup-tied and ineligible for the tie against the Romans.

View from the two camps

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s long trip to Bath, City boss Rod Stringer said: “Both ourselves and Bath City want to stay in the Cup for the right reasons and I’d love to get this Club into the First Round Proper. So we’ll be going there to do everything we can.”


Admission prices are as follows for Saturday’s match at Twerton Park

Adults £13, Senior (65+) £10, Under-18/Student £7, Under-16 £2.

Exit M4 at Junction 18 and follow A46 signposted Bath. After 8 miles before tunnel keep in left lane (Bath A4) to roundabout. Take 3rd exit and follow signs for A4 Bath. After 1 mile turn left at traffic lights signed A4 Bristol/A36 Warminster. Follow A4 signs around southern perimeter of the city for three miles. After passing Bathwich Tyres on the left, in 100 yards at traffic lights turn left, signposted Twerton, through a railway arch with an 11ft 6inches height restriction.

Social Media Coverage
Chelmsford City will provide live minute-by-minute coverage of the game at Twerton Park on Twitter (@OfficialClarets) as well as live audio commentary on Radio Clarets. Post-match reports, highlights and interviews will be found on the Club Website and ClaretsTV following the match.

Updated 17:25 - 13 Oct 2017 by Matt Lee

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